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Highbury - Paracombe

Language spoken at home

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In Highbury - Paracombe, 14% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016.

Highbury - Paracombe's language statistics show the proportion of the population who speak a language at home other than English. They indicate how culturally diverse a population is and the degree to which different ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their language.

Highbury - Paracombe's language statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Country of Birth and Proficiency in English to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups in the area and the services required by the multicultural community.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual language groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'

Total population

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
Highbury - Paracombe - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItalian2594.01.82593.92.00
Mandarin
831.31.2410.60.6+42
map this data in atlas.idGreek711.10.6751.10.7-4
Polish
520.80.5691.00.6-17
map this data in atlas.idGerman390.60.5510.80.6-12
map this data in atlas.idArabic370.60.5490.70.5-12
Punjabi
270.40.6160.20.2+11
Persian/Dari
260.40.4110.20.2+15
Cantonese
260.40.4220.30.3+4
Korean
220.30.3200.30.1+2
Afrikaans
220.30.2130.20.2+9
Gujarati
200.30.3120.20.1+8
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Excludes languages with fewer than 20 people speaking them at home, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Language spoken at home - Summary
Highbury - Paracombe - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Tea Tree Gully %Number%City of Tea Tree Gully %2011 to 2016
Speaks English only
5,45083.283.85,58784.086.5-137
map this data in atlas.idNon-English total90313.812.688213.310.9+21
Not stated
1943.03.51822.72.6+12

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Language spoken at home, 2016
Language spoken at home, 2016 Italian, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.8% Mandarin, City of Tea Tree Gully: 1.2% Greek, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% Polish, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.5% German, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.5% Arabic, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.5% Punjabi, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.6% Persian/Dari, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Cantonese, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.4% Korean, City of Tea Tree Gully: 0.3% Italian, Highbury - Paracombe: 4.0% Mandarin, Highbury - Paracombe: 1.3% Greek, Highbury - Paracombe: 1.1% Polish, Highbury - Paracombe: 0.8% German, Highbury - Paracombe: 0.6% Arabic, Highbury - Paracombe: 0.6% Punjabi, Highbury - Paracombe: 0.4% Persian/Dari, Highbury - Paracombe: 0.4% Cantonese, Highbury - Paracombe: 0.4% Korean, Highbury - Paracombe: 0.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016
Change in language spoken at home, 2011 to 2016 Italian, Highbury - Paracombe: 0 Mandarin, Highbury - Paracombe: +42 Greek, Highbury - Paracombe: -4 Polish, Highbury - Paracombe: -17 German, Highbury - Paracombe: -12 Arabic, Highbury - Paracombe: -12 Punjabi, Highbury - Paracombe: +11 Persian/Dari, Highbury - Paracombe: +15 Cantonese, Highbury - Paracombe: +4 Korean, Highbury - Paracombe: +2
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by the population of Highbury - Paracombe in 2016 compared to the City of Tea Tree Gully shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 83.2% of the population spoke English only, and 13.8% spoke a non-English language, compared with 83.8% and 12.6% respectively for the City of Tea Tree Gully.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Highbury - Paracombe was Italian, with 4.0% of the population, or 259 people speaking this language at home.

The major difference between the languages spoken at home for the population of Highbury - Paracombe and the City of Tea Tree Gully in 2016 was:

  • A larger percentage speaking Italian at home (4.0% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 21 or 2.4%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 137 or 2.5%.

There were no major differences in Highbury - Paracombe between 2011 and 2016.

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